Thursday April 24th, 2014
Thursday April 24th, 2014
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How PDP, LP attacked us — APC

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Fayemi, Fayose and Bamidele

THE All Progressives Congress, APC, has accused the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) of allegedly unleashing terror on Egbe-Ekiti community in Gbonyin Local Council during a campaign rally of the party’s gubernatorial candidate, Ayo Fayose, on Monday.

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We’re not with you, Oyebode replies Bamidele

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Rep. Opeyemi Bamidele

Mr. Yinka Oyebode, official spokesman of Governor Kayode Fayemi has debunked assertions that majority of the governor’s cabinet was secretly backing the Labour Party candidate, Opeyemi Bamidele.

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2015: PDP govs’ push for Jonathan

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Goodluck-Jonathan-new

BARRING unforeseen events, President Goodluck Jonathan will tell Nigerians whether or not he will seek re-election next month, exactly nine months to the February 14, 2015 presidential polls, Vanguard has gathered. He would have broken the ice this month but has to tarry awhile, according to what a source described as ‘inclement political climate’ in the country.

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Oyo 2015: Ajimobi has failed — Owolabi, PDP guber aspirant

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Isaac-Owolabi

Whether you like it or not, Akala’s government has performed better than this administration because I can sense the dummy they are trying to sell. But nonetheless people like us are wise and we are in PDP and so it is with several other PhD holders and professors.

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2015: Plateau awaits Jang’s divine revelation

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Gov Jonah Jang of Plateau State

WHEN Plateau State Governor Mr. Jonah Jang declared that God was yet to reveal his likely successor to him, hardly did he know that he was creating an impression that he might eventually handpick a successor

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Ekiti 2014: Fayose defends Sambo

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VICE-PRESIDENT Namadi Sambo

The Fayose Campaign has dismissed insinuations by the APC that Vice President Namadi Sambo claimed that the Ekiti and Osun gubernatorial elections would be prosecuted like a war.

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2015: We will submit to the wisdom of the elders— Hon. Chima

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Barr. Chima

I expect the next Governor of Ebonyi state to be a patriot; somebody who will have the interest of Ebonyi people and the country at large at heart in all sincerity. Somebody who will come after the model of the present governor, Martin Elechi. Somebody who will have development as his core value in transforming the lives of the people of Ebonyi State. Somebody who will want to cater for the welfare of Ebonyi State and keep up with the pace of development and rapid transformation which is ongoing in the state in various sectors.

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2014: Fayemi flaunts legacy projects

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Fayemi-campaign

The grant-in-aids scheme to Community Development Associations in the state is undoubtedly one of the legacies of the incumbent governor, Dr. Kayode Fayemi.

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Ekiti 2014: Fayose gathers support, recruits Senator Ola, former deputy

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Fayose-campaign

Mr. Ayo Fayose’s campaign for the governorship election got a boost yesterday after a one time loyalist of the All Progressives Congress, APC, former Senator Bode Ola switched parties to support Fayose.

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Echoes from Akwa Ibom town-hall meetings

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*Akpabio

AHEAD of 2015 general elections, politicians are garnering supports from the electorate and are not leaving anything to chances. It is time to form support groups, alliance, re-align, decamp to other favourable party and seek for relevance.

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Jonathan/Nyako: Nyako is frustrated, drowning – Owie

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Sen. Owie

What is your reaction to Governor Nyako’s assertion that the Federal Government is culpable over the spate of crisis in the North?

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We’re on course to make 2015 elections best in history – Ekweremadu

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*Ekweremadu

Senator Ike Ekweremadu, the deputy president of the Senate, last Monday, delivered a lecture entitled “Constitution review in an emerging democracy” to the faculty and staff of the John Hopkins University, Washington D.C., USA. Following the lecture, Ekweremadu also held talks with U.S specialists on Africa and addressed members of the Nigerian community who came from far and near within the United States to share views on Nigeria with him. At the end of the engagements, Ekweremadu spoke on his observations in an interview.

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Boko Haram Big Trouble in Borno: 100 kidnapped girls in the Sambisa forest

  /   in Periscope, Politics 12:03 am   /   Comments

Chris Olukolade

April 15, 2014 will ever remain fresh in the minds of the people of Chibok in Chibok Local Government Area of Borno State as a result of Boko Haram insurgents invasion of the Government Girls Secondary School in the town in the process of which scores of school girls writing their Senior Secondary Certificate Examinations (SSCE) were abducted. Borno State Governor put the number of the abducted at about 50.

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Confab: Stop engaging governors, concentrate, delegate tells Jonathan

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Jonathan-wth-the-G5-governors

THERE was a mild drama on Wednesday at the National Conference when President of the Court of Appeal and a delegate representing Katsina State, Justice Mamman Nasir urged President Goodluck Jonathan to see himself as a leader, who should swallow insults and stop engaging state governors in war of words

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PDP, APC must unite to crush Boko Haram — Okonkwo

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Sen. Annie Okonkwo

Boko Haram is the worst thing that has happened to this country and we must do something about it. Sometimes, I get baffled that: why can’t we as a nation go in and smoke them out once and for all? Whatever we can do to smoke all the Boko Haram out, let us do it and know that nobody talk about Boko Haram anymore.

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No one can steal my mandate — Fayemi

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Fayemirally

Speaking at a campaign rally at Epe, Moba Local Government, Fayemi told the people not to be scared of the antics of vote-riggers because the people’s votes would be adequately protected.
“Don’t let anyone scare you. We will protect our votes. No one can steal my mandate,” he said.

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PDP: Former envoy, speaker, 7 others eye running mate slot

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Fayose-campaign

NO fewer than nine members of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in Ekiti State have signified their interest to be running mate to former Governor of the State, Mr Ayo Fayose in the June 21 governorship election

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Why I support Fayose — Sen Arise

  /   in Politics 9:34 am   /   Comments

Sen. Arise

Now, I have decided to support Mr. Ayo Fayose because that is whom my party has supported to be the candidate of the PDP. The PDP has come up with a candidate but it does not make the process the best and I am not ready to go to another party. I am not going to APC or Labour. I will support Fayose to become the next governor of Ekiti State.

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I’m not anti-Jonathan — Nwabueze

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Jonathan, Nwabueze

LEGAL icon and Chairman of The Patriots, Professor Ben Nwabueze (SAN), has dismissed as unfounded comments that he is opposed to President Goodluck Jonathan giving his stance on the on-going National Conference and whether or not the president should seek re-election to drive further his transformation agenda.

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I’ll bring govt closer to the people—Bamidele

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Rep. Opeyemi Bamidele

The Labour Party Governorship Candidate, Mr. Michael Opeyemi Bamidele, has assured the people of Ikole local council that he would ensure ward delineations in order to bring government closer to those in the rural areas, if elected.

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Day Fayemi stormed Okemesi

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Fayemi-rally

Governor Kayode Fayemi, on Tuesday, took his re-election campaigns to Okemesi in Ekiti West local council, where he promised welfare packages for students and teachers in Ekiti State.

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Old people to Fayemi: Our prayers ‘ll keep you in office

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Governor Kayode Fayemi of Ekiti State

Beneficiaries of the monthly stipends to old people under the Fayemi administration’s Social Security Scheme have pledged to vote for Dr Kayode Fayemi for a second term.

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Why UK is interested in this election — British High Commission

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Fayemi, Fayose and Bamidele

THE Head of Politics, British High Commission in Nigeria, Mr. Paul Edward, has given reasons the British Government is showing more interest in the conduct of free and fair election in Nigeria and other parts of the world.

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Fayose, Bamidele, no match for Fayemi — Sen Ojudu

  /   in Politics 12:52 am   /   Comments

Sen Ojudu.

We have no doubt that the outcome of the election will be in our favour. The governor has worked hard to bring about positive change in the state. It is what everyone can see, touch and feel.

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Bamidele tasks INEC on violence

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Rep. Opeyemi Bamidele

The Labour Party Governorship Candidate, Hon Opeyemi Bamidele has expressed concern over increasing reports of politically motivated attacks and assaults on opposition members in the state and called on the Chairman of the Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC, Professor Attahiru Jega, to invoke its enormous power and sanction those breaching the electoral law.

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PDP: Aggrieved aspirants to be compensated if….

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*Ayo Fayose

AT last, there are plans to compensate all the aggrieved governorship aspirants in the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), who lost out to the partyfs standard bearer, Mr. Ayo Fayose.

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2015 Senatorial Election: Heavyweights line up for Kogi East

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Governor Ibrahim Idris

LESS than one year to the general elections, the question of who represents Kogi East Senatorial District in the Senate is generating lots interest.

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South West: Labour Party makes inroad

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Ondo State Governor, Olusegun Mimiko

WHEN the Labour Party (LP) was registered, not many gave it a chance. The party was formed in 2002 by the Nigerian Labour Congress and ever since it has proved critics wrong by not only surviving but also winning some electoral laurels.

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We’ll be worse off, if confab fails to restructure Nigeria — Uko

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Ukoh

Patriotic and deep thinking compatriots who agitated for a national conference of ethnic nationalities, whose decisions will be affirmed at a referendum in order to produce a new constitution, had only one thing in mind: A new, better, united and equitable Nigeria. They wanted a fair, progressive Nigeria to emerge. They wanted to put behind all the vices and evils that have held us down as a nation.

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2015: Why Jonathan must run—Orubebe

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*Orubebe

Former Minister of Niger Delta Affairs and Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) governorship aspirant in Delta State, Elder Godsday Orubebe, in this interview, spoke on why President Goodluck Jonathan should be handed a second term in 2015 and his governorship pursuit among others.

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Face-off: Blame APC for violence — PDP; APC is a party of peace—Daramola

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Pastorpix

Publicity Secretary of the People’s Democratic Party, PDP, in Ekiti State, Pastor Kola Oluwawole accused the All Progressives Congress, APC, of unleashing mayhem on the PDP.

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ABIA 2015:Who succeeds Orji?

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*Gov Theodore Orji

RECENTLY, the murky water of Abia politics wasstirred by rumours that Governor Theodore Orji had endorsed one of his officials, Mr. Okezie Ikpeazu, as the state’s next governor. But the government swiftly denied the allegation before it got out of hand.

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